Trademark and Copyright Counseling
Trademark and Copyright Counseling
Our Trademark and Copyright counseling practice takes a whole-business approach to building and protecting our clients’ intellectual property.  Our trademark and copyright practice is unique in that our primary attorneys have experience in both IP prosecution and litigation. 

While we have prosecuted many thousands of trademark applications in the U.S. and globally, we understand there is more to trademark practice than the mass filing and ministerial maintenance of trademark applications.  We represent and advise clients in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights worldwide; distribution and licensing arrangements; grey market and counterfeiting issues; marketing practices; and adversarial proceedings in U.S. Federal District Court, U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and ICANN Domain Dispute proceedings.

Trademark Counseling, Prosecution and Filings

We provide trademark counseling and manage domestic and international trademark portfolios on behalf of national and multinational clients.  Our services include:

  • Trademark clearance and related counseling

  • Prosecution of trademark applications in the U.S. and abroad

  • Managing worldwide trademark portfolios, including trademark audits, maintenance and enforcement

  • Managing worldwide assignment programs

  • Strategic counseling and creation of corporate programs for protecting and strengthening trademarks, trade dress and related business reputation and goodwill

  • Negotiating and drafting license, distribution, consent and other related intellectual property agreements

  • Representation of clients in TTAB proceedings

Design and Trade Dress Protection

We also handle design and trade dress issues such as:

  • Counseling clients regarding developing, maintaining and strengthening trade dress rights

  • Counseling regarding trade dress vs. design patent protection

Copyright

We provide copyright counseling, including:

  • Acquisition and registration of copyrighted works

  • Evaluation of ownership interests and content clearance

  • Developing copyright protection strategies

  • Negotiating and drafting agreements, including NDA agreements, work-for-hire agreements, assignments and license agreements

  • Enforcement of copyright interests, including DMCA takedown notices, managing enforcement programs and copyright litigation

Licensing, Distribution and Corporate Transactions

  • We provide advice, and negotiate and draft trademark and copyright license agreements

  • We prepare distribution agreements for branded goods and provide advice on related regulatory and antitrust issues

  • We conduct due diligence investigations and audits with respect to trademarks, copyrights and other IP assets

  • We prepare and record trademark and copyright assignments in the U.S. and abroad

  • We record security interests in trademarks and copyrights and provide related advice
 
 

Overview

Our Trademark and Copyright counseling practice takes a whole-business approach to building and protecting our clients’ intellectual property.  Our trademark and copyright practice is unique in that our primary attorneys have experience in both IP prosecution and litigation. 

While we have prosecuted many thousands of trademark applications in the U.S. and globally, we understand there is more to trademark practice than the mass filing and ministerial maintenance of trademark applications.  We represent and advise clients in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including clearance, prosecution, maintenance and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights worldwide; distribution and licensing arrangements; grey market and counterfeiting issues; marketing practices; and adversarial proceedings in U.S. Federal District Court, U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and ICANN Domain Dispute proceedings.

Trademark Counseling, Prosecution and Filings

We provide trademark counseling and manage domestic and international trademark portfolios on behalf of national and multinational clients.  Our services include:

  • Trademark clearance and related counseling

  • Prosecution of trademark applications in the U.S. and abroad

  • Managing worldwide trademark portfolios, including trademark audits, maintenance and enforcement

  • Managing worldwide assignment programs

  • Strategic counseling and creation of corporate programs for protecting and strengthening trademarks, trade dress and related business reputation and goodwill

  • Negotiating and drafting license, distribution, consent and other related intellectual property agreements

  • Representation of clients in TTAB proceedings

Design and Trade Dress Protection

We also handle design and trade dress issues such as:

  • Counseling clients regarding developing, maintaining and strengthening trade dress rights

  • Counseling regarding trade dress vs. design patent protection

Copyright

We provide copyright counseling, including:

  • Acquisition and registration of copyrighted works

  • Evaluation of ownership interests and content clearance

  • Developing copyright protection strategies

  • Negotiating and drafting agreements, including NDA agreements, work-for-hire agreements, assignments and license agreements

  • Enforcement of copyright interests, including DMCA takedown notices, managing enforcement programs and copyright litigation

Licensing, Distribution and Corporate Transactions

  • We provide advice, and negotiate and draft trademark and copyright license agreements

  • We prepare distribution agreements for branded goods and provide advice on related regulatory and antitrust issues

  • We conduct due diligence investigations and audits with respect to trademarks, copyrights and other IP assets

  • We prepare and record trademark and copyright assignments in the U.S. and abroad

  • We record security interests in trademarks and copyrights and provide related advice
Partner
Email (212) 808-7853(212) 808-7853
Andrea Calvaruso chairs the firm’s Trademark and Copyright practice group.  She represents clients from a wide range of industries, including retail, fashion, entertainment and consumer...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7530(212) 808-7530
John Ward has more than three decades of experience litigating intellectual property cases, including complex, high-technology patent cases, at both the trial and appellate levels.  He has ov...
Partner
Email (973) 503-5964 (973) 503-5964
Michael Zinna’s practice comprises all aspects of intellectual property, with a focus on patent matters and including complex patent litigation, patent licensing, due diligence, patent clear...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7542(212) 808-7542
Amy Gaven is special counsel in the firm’s New York office as part of the Trademark and Copyright practice group. She focuses her practice on all aspects of intellectual property, including ...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7552(212) 808-7552
Patricia Werner is a member of the firm’s Trademark and Copyright and Litigation practice groups.  Patricia manages worldwide intellectual property portfolios and related protection and...
Senior Associate
Email (212) 808-7958(212) 808-7958
Ana Correa advises on commercial litigation, intellectual property law and international arbitration.  A New York Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Ana is involved in litigation rangi...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7755(212) 808-7755
Kelli Ortega is an associate in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on litigation and intellectual property, including trademark, copyright and right of publicity issues. She al...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7730(212) 808-7730
Erika Stallings is an associate in the firm’s New York office and a member of the Intellectual Property practice group. Erika has significant experience advising entertainment, fashion ...

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